August 31st, 2009

Comics

in lieu of other news

As noted by the rest of the internet: Disney buys Marvel Comics. Honestly, I don't think this is necessarily a terrible idea. Warner Brothers purchasing DC has been a generally positive thing on that side of the fence, and if there's one thing Disney excels at, it's preserving their brand integrity. It's really going to come down to who they put in charge, and how they end up running things, so I am willing to give Disney the benefit of the doubt here.

If you see any interesting analyzes out there, pass them along. MGK, of course, goes for the high road.

Politics

Oh, *snap*

American Monarchy: "They should convene a panel for the next Meet the Press with Jenna Bush Hager, Luke Russert, Liz Cheney, Megan McCain and Jonah Goldberg, and they should have Chris Wallace moderate it. They can all bash affirmative action and talk about how vitally important it is that the U.S. remain a Great Meritocracy because it's really unfair for anything other than merit to determine position and employment. They can interview Lisa Murkowski, Evan Bayh, Jeb Bush, Bob Casey, Mark Pryor, Jay Rockefeller, Dan Lipinksi, and Harold Ford, Jr. about personal responsibility and the virtues of self-sufficiency. Bill Kristol, Tucker Carlson and John Podhoretz can provide moving commentary on how America is so special because all that matters is merit, not who you know or where you come from.

"By contrast, Sonia Sotomayor - who grew up in a Puerto Rican family in Bronx housing projects; whose father had a third-grade education, did not speak English and died when she was 9; whose mother worked as a telephone operator and a nurse; and who then became valedictorian of her high school, summa cum laude at Princeton, a graduate of Yale Law School, and ultimately a Supreme Court Justice - is someone who had a whole litany of unfair advantages handed to her and is the poster child for un-American, merit-less advancement."